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Embassies targeted as protests spread

A large cloud of black smoke was seen rising from the US Embassy in the capital of Tunisia, and protesters smashed into the German Embassy in Sudan’s capital and set part of it on fire.

// Foreign affairs suddenly at issue in presidential race

The unfolding situation in Libya and elsewhere in the region almost ensures foreign affairs will be more than a footnote in the final weeks of the election.

N. Gregory Mankiw (right) and Lawrence Summers teach at Harvard.

Jim Davis/Globe staff

Obama and Romney economic advisers spar on taxes, US aid

Lawrence Summers, the architect of President Obama’s stimulus plan, and N. Gregory Mankiw, a key adviser to Mitt Romney, laid out visions on how to repair the economy.

Millennium Partners aims to start construction, which includes a tower, by the middle of next year.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff (left); Handel Architects (right)

Long-delayed work on Filene’s site approved

Regulators approved construction of a 625-foot tower and renovation work at the long-dormant site at Downtown Crossing.

Dr. Richard Keller

Children’s Hospital doctor accused of buying child porn

More then 500 photographs and at least 60 DVDs were found during a search of Dr. Richard Keller’s Andover home.

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// Black mark on the state drug lab

Disturbing details are starting to emerge about the alleged mishandling of drug samples at the state testing laboratory in Jamaica Plain.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Red Sox for sale? It’s doubtful

Be careful what you wish for. As bad as the Sox are right now, we are likely better off with John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino owning the team.

Brian McGrory

// A career for the ages

Today, Gloria Negri ends a nearly 53-year run at the Globe that is unlike any journalism career Boston has ever seen or will see again.

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// Boston Light

America’s first lighthouse guided vessels entering Boston Harbor from Sept. 14, 1716, and the lighthouse on Little Brewster Island was the last to be automated, in 1998.


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Chairman Ben Bernanke called the move apolitical.

Federal Reserve unveils $40 billion stimulus plan

The Fed said it would launch a new round of help for the economy aimed at lowering the jobless rate and stimulating the housing market. Stocks surged on the news.

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